Novel, Short Story and Poetry Writing Competitions Update – April 2012

I’ve just added THREE new competitions to the Writing Competition Listings Page, they are:

  • York Festival of Writing
  • Christmas Ghost Story Annual
  • May Poetry Competion

York Festival of Writing Novel Competition

Submit the synopsis and opening chapter of your novel to: Writing Magazine Festival of Writing Competition, Warners Group Publications, Fifth Floor, 32-32 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5JD or by email to: with the subject line: Writing Magazine Festival of Writing Competition.

The Closing Date is 22nd June and the winner will be notified in late July.

The prize comprises:

  • one to one appointment with literary agent or publisher of your choice
  • one to one appointment with a book doctor for feedback on your work
  • writing mini course of your choice on 7th September
  • two full days of workshops and seminars  on 8th and 9th September
  • Gala dinner ticket
  • two nights full board en-suite accommodation on the university campus
For more details visit: Writers Online

Christmas Ghost Story Annual

Thanks go to Madison Woods for highlighting this on her Facebook Page otherwise I’d never have known about it.
Spectral Press (it’s all in the name) issued a call for submissions to this competition which closes on 30th June. The word count is between 5,000 and 10,000 words and winners will be published in a new anthology in December this year.
The prize is publication and there is no fee to enter. You need to send your manuscripts to the email address they have listed on their web page.

May Poetry Competition from Mary Charman Smith

Submit a poem of your own work up to 45 lines not including the title online.
The prizes are: £100 first prize and £25 runner up.
For more details and to enter visit: Mary Charman Smith’s Website

Competitions Closing this Month

Momaya Press Short Story £110.00 £8.00 30/04/2012 3,000
Swanwick Writers School Short Story Workshop £5.00 30/04/2012 1,000
Swanwick Writers School Non-Fiction Article Workshop £5.00 30/04/2012 1,000
Nottingham Short Story Prize Short Story publication £10.00 30/04/2012 2500
Writers Reign Short Story £100.00 £3.50 30/04/2012 1,000-1,500

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